Winslow offers an educational course for eight weeks, meeting once a week for three hours of instruction, both in the classroom and in the riding arena. Coursework will cover a full range of topics required for certification: cognitive and physical disabilities, sensory integration, autism, the therapy horse, safe handling of horses, riders and volunteers, how to write a lesson plan and teach an effective lesson, ethics and professional standards, and adaptive equipment.
Once the eight week course is completed, candidates are able to work towards fulfilling the required 25 mentored group teaching hours under a current PATH Intl. instructor. Instructors in training will work with a PATH Intl. registered instructor to set goals and create lesson plans for a group of Winslow riders. As your skills grow and develop, you will take on more and more responsibility for teaching the group, working with volunteers, and handling the horses.